Commissioner Promises Better Services to Victims to Gwent

9th September 2013

For this reason, the Commissioner launched his Victim's Charter today, which outlines the minimum standards victims can expect when they are involved in the Criminal Justice process in Gwent. The Charter is available at: 

Commissioner Ian Johnston was joined by a number of guests today at a conference to launch the Charter: Baroness Helen Newlove, Victim's Commissioner for England and Wales who spoke about the role of PCCs in improving care and support for victims and witnesses; Gwent Police Assistant Chief Constable Lorraine Bottomley, who spoke about improving services being delivered to victims in Gwent and Mandy Wilmot, Victim Support Divisional Manager, who spoke about partnership and the Victim Support perspective.

Mr Johnston focused on the part his role plays in improving victim services and why the Victim's Charter is so important. He said:

"I am delighted to be joined by people who invest so much time and energy into making the experience for victims and witnesses of crime better.

"Whilst we are doing everything we can to make sure that there are less victims of crime in Gwent, it is also important that we continually seek to improve services, and provide the best and most relevant support to those victims and witnesses who do come into contact with us. That is what the Charter is all about."